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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

National Politics Take Shape in FL Governor's Race

Thursday, October 16, 2014

In Florida, the 2014 race for governor is starting to look more and more like a referendum on the big political issues facing the United States.

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Billions of Lost Funds Haunt Iraq

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stuart Bowen, who was tapped by President Bush to be special inspector general for Iraq's reconstruction, has discovered that over a billion dollars has been stolen from Iraq.

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Ebola: The 2014 October Election Surprise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

With midterm elections less than three weeks away, the Ebola virus has emerged as an October political surprise. Politicians aren't afraid to push Ebola fears to win votes.

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Who Has The Power To Stop Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A senior health director for the International Rescue Committee says there needs to be more international coordination, but West African communities also have the power to end Ebola.

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The Giant Leap Into Commercial Space Travel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ten years ago, a private space aircraft left the Earth’s atmosphere and stirred up dreams of an age of commercial space travel. Yet a decade later, no paying passengers have flown.

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You're Not Alone Bono: Here Are 6 'Good' Music Ideas Gone Really Bad

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bono apologized after U2's latest album was automatically sent to all of the world's iTunes users. We explore this bad idea & other music ideas that seemed like good ones at the time.

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A Harmful Secret: Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When America entered Iraq in 2003, the government said there were weapons of mass destruction—information that was wrong. But a new report reveals a whole new layer of this story.

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'Reckoning' with the Past Through Civil Rights Trials

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Many Southern prosecutors have reopened decades-old civil rights-era murders in the last 20 years. The Takeaway examines what these cases tell us about our past, and our present.

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Protesters in St. Louis Face Generational Divide

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Older generations of protesters are clashing with younger demonstrators in Ferguson and St. Louis—each group has a different vision of how to bring about change.

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Ebola Spreads in U.S.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A second healthcare worker in Texas has been diagnosed with the disease, and the World Health Organization predicts that there will be 10,000 new Ebola patients per week by December. 

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Divisions Remain as Ukrainian Election Nears

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ukraine is set to hold its first elections since the ouster of former president Viktor Yanukovych. Separatist in eastern Ukraine say they will hold their own elections in November. 

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SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed a partial victory to abortion clinics in Texas. But this emotional and highly politicized legal battle is far from over.

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The Relentless Grip of the Foreclosure Crisis

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Years after foreclosing on a property, former homeowners can't escape the relentless knock of debt collectors.

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Church May Shift Outlook on Gays, Divorce

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A report from a meeting of Catholic Bishops, convened to discuss the family and contemporary society, signals a potential shift on divorce and homosexuality.

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Ebola Protocols: Sensible or Fear-Mongering?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

One doctor argues that when it comes to the Ebola virus in the United States, our hyper-vigilance is producing more fear-mongering among the public than needed.

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All Eyes on Kentucky as Midterms Inch Closer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

With midterm elections just three weeks away, there is perhaps no other race that is being watched more closely than the campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

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Parents Can Now Choose to Have a Child Without Alzheimer's

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Under a new procedure, doctors can prevent a woman with a family history of early onset Alzheimer's from passing on to her child any chromosomes that carry the disease.

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Turkey's Reluctant Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Domestic politics and a 40-year long conflict with Kurdish separatists have complicated Turkey's relationship with longtime allies.

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My Brother, The Terrorist

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new documentary tells the story of how an ordinary middle-class white kid became a radical Muslim jihadist who is now serving time in a British prison on a terrorism conviction.

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Celebrating Indigenous People Instead of Columbus

Monday, October 13, 2014

This year, Minneapolis is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day for the first time. 

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